October 15, 1998

Volume 95, Issue 23

Stories from the October 15, 1998 issue of the GW Hatchet.

Off-campus residents feel safe without UPD

Students who live off campus say they feel safe despite little protection from the University Police Department. Students who live in buildings near campus that are not owned by the University do not get as much protection from UPD as students in residence halls, UPD Director Dolores Stafford said. “There are 24-hour officers at Thurston […]

News briefs

Seminar to explore diseases in travel The GW Center for International Health will sponsor a seminar Nov. 14 called “Breakthroughs in the management of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in travel.” The session, co-sponsored by GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences and several national and international organizations, will examine the effects of infectious diseases […]

Vigil honors slain Wyoming student

At a candlelight vigil Wednesday night on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, thousands of people came together to mourn the loss and commemorate the legacy of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old University of Wyoming student beaten to death last week. One friend remembered that Shepard once said he would be famous and planned to make […]

SA proposals aim to relieve Mount Vernon problems

Concerns recently voiced by Mount Vernon campus residents have prompted the Student Association to propose legislation to address issues affecting students who live at the campus incorporated into the University this year. “Once people start learning how big a problem it is, they can’t help but be sympathetic,” said undergraduate Sen. Jonathan Skrmetti (CSAS). “We […]

Case dismissed – Staff editorial

Jonathan Turley seems to be GW’s most ubiquitous faculty member. For a while it seemed he was appearing as a talking head on several television shows simultaneously. As a prominent talking head in the ongoing Clinton scandal, Turley is an easy target for attacks. A few weeks ago, a GW Law School student decided to […]

STATS teaches safe sex to high schoolers

The American Medical Students Association is implementing its first AIDS awareness outreach program to local high schools. Students Teaching AIDS to Students educators will present information to high school students ages 14 to 16. Members said they hope to reduce the AIDS epidemic by teaching students safe sex practices. “We’re hoping to spread around the […]

Free expression – Staff editorial

The independent student newspaper at the University of Maryland at College Park – The Diamondback – published an op-ed Oct. 9 that many readers found blatantly homophobic. Several hundred students gathered at the College Park campus Monday to protest the Diamondback’s publication of the piece. Some protesters carried signs bearing messages such as “Free Speech […]

SA works hard behind the scenes

While I will never say a person should not have his or her own opinions, it is important, I think, for everyone’s opinions to be informed. The op-ed “SA needs to get a clue,” published in the Oct. 13 issue of The GW Hatchet (p. 5) was definitely not an informed opinion piece. Mr. Meinert’s […]

GW readies for two key A-10 matches

This weekend could make or break the GW women’s volleyball team’s up-and-down season. GW stands in seventh place in the Atlantic 10, three matches behind an impressive Temple squad that is alone atop the conference. Five teams sit between Temple and GW. Virginia Tech, one of the five teams, visits the Smith Center Friday at […]

SA needs to prove itself to students

Recently, public debate over the purpose and function of the Student Association, specifically the Senate, has resumed. These attacks on the Senate are not unfounded and are quite valid. So far this year, the accomplishments of the Senate, the most significant branch of the SA, have been nominal. The Senate, however, continues to discredit itself […]